Already Love Zoe on This Is Us? Get to Know the Actress Who Plays Her

This Is Us is finally back for season three, and there are a few exciting new additions this season. While Hunter Parrish is playing a potential suitor for Rebecca, Melanie Liburd is playing a different Pearson love interest. After appearing in the season two finale as Kevin's girlfriend in the flash-forward, the actress is reprising her role as Beth's cousin Zoe this season. And we already love her! If you thought her character was insanely cool, just wait until you get to know Melanie. Read ahead for a few interesting facts about the 30-year-old.


She's British

Bet you couldn't tell, but Melanie actually hails from Hertfordshire, England. Interesting fact: she's only ever played one role using her British accent.


She's Married

Melanie is off the market! The actress and her husband, Ben Taylor, are always sharing sweet pictures from their adventures together.


She Studied Fashion in College

There's a reason Melanie has impeccable style — she has a BA Honors degree in fashion.


She Got Her Start as a Model

Before getting into acting, Melanie was a fashion and beauty model.


She Was on Another Popular Show Before This Is Us

In 2016, Melanie played "a Street Red Priestess" on Game of Thrones. She also starred on Dark Matter during its second and third seasons and on Netflix's short-lived show Gypsy.


She’s Related to Jason Priestley

Melanie's cousin is actor Jason Priestley from Beverly Hills, 90210. The two worked together on Dark Matter when Jason directed an episode during season two.


She's an Animal-Lover

Melanie grew up in a house full of rescued animals, but she clearly has a soft spot for dogs. She's constantly posting photos of her dog, Mr. Winston, on Instagram.